Sweden vs. Slovakia Live Euro 2020; Team News, Betting Odds, Prediction
After one round of Euro 2020 fixtures, Group E is delicately balanced after today's match between Sweden and Slovakia.
Slovakia got off to a flying start with a 2-1 win over Poland, and they now sit atop the group after Sweden drew their opener with Spain.
That draw could be extremely valuable for the Swedes, who have likely faced their toughest test in the group and will be confident of qualifying for the knockout stages.
With Poland and Spain meeting in the other game, this game represents a fantastic opportunity for Slovakia to all but seal a place in the last-16 - or for Sweden to steal a march and go top of the group with a win.
Date, start time, and location
Sweden vs. Slovakia is set to kick off at 2 p.m. BST on Friday, June 18, 2021.
The game will take place at Russia's Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg.
Sweden vs. Slovakia TV channel:
The match will be broadcast live on BBC One for free.
Live stream: BBC iPlayer users in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the match online.
Predicted lineups for Sweden vs. Slovakia
Olsen, Lustig, Lindelof, Danielson, Augustinsson; S. Larsson, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg; Isak, Berg
Dubravka; Pekarik, Satka, Skriniar, Hubocan; Kucka, Benes; Haraslin, Hamsik, Mak; Duda
Squads for Sweden vs. Slovakia
Squad from Sweden
Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, and Robin Olsen are the goalkeepers.
Emil Krafth, Victor Lindelof, Marcus Danielson, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Pontus Jansson, Filip Helander, Mikael Lustig, and Andreas Granqvist are the defenders.
Emil Forsberg, Ken Sema, Viktor Claesson, Dejan Kulusevski, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Kristoffer Olsson, Jens-Lys Cajuste, Mattias Svanberg, and Gustav Svensson are the midfielders.
Marcus Berg, Alexander Isak, Robin Quaison, and Jordan Larsson are the forwards.
Martin Dubravka, Marek Rodak, and Dusan Kuciak are the goalkeepers.
Peter Pekarik, Lubomir Satka, Denis Vavro, Milan Skriniar, Tomas Hubocan, and Jakub Holubek are the defenders.
Marek Hamsik, Stanislav Lobotka, Patrik Hrosovsky, Juraj Kucka, Ondrej Duda, Robert Mak, Vladimir Weiss, Laszlo Benes, Lukas Haraslin, Tomas Suslov, Matus Bero, Erik Jirka are the midfielders.
Michal Duris, Robert Bozenik, and David Strelec are the forwards.
Prediction for Sweden vs. Slovakia
Slovakia's strong start was enough to defeat Poland, and Sweden will have to be alert. Victor Lindelof shone in an impressive rearguard performance against Spain, but the Swedes will have to take the game to their opponents this time, so expect a tight game.
1-1 Sweden vs. Slovakia